My family of four tendered off the ship and arrived at the dock in Patmos only to be taken advantage of by the very arrogant and sly operaters of the "only taxi service on the island". Knowing this, they took full advantage of all us tourists. I asked what it would cost for a tour of the island and they made up some kind story why they couldn't do it (now obvious that they wanted as many short runs up the hill & back to make their maximum $) but could take us to Saint John's cave, the monastery and drop us off in another town for 40 euros. They wouldn't budge off this price and actually got us for even more ($60) than the exchange rate because we only had US dollars with us. Short ride up a hill where they left us for an hour, came back and picked us up and took us another short distance up to the top of this same hill and dropped us off at the monastery. Came and picked us back up and instead of taking us to the other town as promised, took us right back down to the taxi stand. If this wasn't bad enough these drivers were all very rude from the start to us and acted as though they hated and resented even dealing with any of us. Our driver barely said five words to us and when my elderly father tried to politely ask him a question he just threw up his hand as if he was motioning "who cares" and didn't even answer him. He took our $60 US at the end and didn't even say thank you. We were in six different countries on this trip (including Egypt, Israel, Croatia, Turkey and Italy) and these taxi drivers were the rudiest and most unhelpful of any of these countries. For such a beautiful island, it's a shame these Greek residents had to leave us with such a bad and unwelcomed taste, especially since we came only as friendly visitors spending our dollars and helping their economy in the process.